Vijay Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer. Referred to by fans and media as \”Makkal Selvan\”, he has starred in more than 30 films including several successful ventures. He has won numerous awards, including two Filmfare Awards South and three Vijay Awards.
About Vijay Sethupathi in brief
Vijay Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu is an Indian film actor, producer, lyricist, and dialogue writer. Referred to by fans and media as \”Makkal Selvan\”, he has starred in more than 30 films including several successful ventures. He has won numerous awards, including two Filmfare Awards South and three Vijay Awards. He started his film career working as a background actor, playing minor supporting roles for over five years, before playing his first lead role in Seenu Ramasamy’s Thenmerku Paruvakaatru. He got his breakout roles with the films Pizza and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom. He was first seen in a negative role in Sundarapandian which featured a shepherd, and went on to win three prize for the Best Tamil Feature Film of that year. He also acted in television series, including the well-known series Penn that began in March 2006, as well as several short films as part of the television show Nalaya Iyakunar for Kalaignar TV. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Dhanraj Baid Jain College in Thoraipakam. He is married to actress Jessie, who he met online and they have three children. He works predominantly in Tamil besides few Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi productions. He currently lives in Chennai with his wife Jessie and their three children, and works as an NRI accountant in Dubai, U.S.
A. He had a brief stint in the interior decoration business with friends, he joined a marketing company that dealt with readymade kitchens when he saw Koothupattarai’s poster. He recalled director Balu Mahendra remarking that he had a very photogenic face, and motivated him to pursue an acting career. He worked with Karthik Subbaraj on many short films, who later cast him in his first feature film, subsequently yield him the Best Actor award for one of his films at the Norway Tamil Film Festival short film competition. In 2012, all his three releases were critical and commercial successes, resulting in a rise in his popularity in Tamil. He now has his own production company, Venniran, which he has worked with for over a decade, and has produced several successful films, including Pizza, Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, and Nan Mahaan Mahaan Alla. He lives with wife Jessie in Chennai and has three children and two step-grandchildren. He and Jessie married in 2003 and have a son, who was born in Chennai in 1998, and a daughter, who is now in the United States. The couple have two children, a daughter and a son-in-law.